Scrum and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®️), both function under the Agile values and principles. Though there are very small differences between Scrum and SAFe®, it is very important to have a clear understanding of the same. Scrum is a framework that is based on the values and principles of Agile, whereas SAFe® is a framework that implements Scrum at an enterprise level.
Quick Differences between Scrum and SAFe® :
The major difference between the two depends on the way they choose to handle their work. In simple words, Scrum is basically used to organise small teams, while SAFe®️ is used to organise the whole organization. Moreover, Scrum tends to miss many important aspects that SAFe®️ manages to contain.
While Scrum is an Agile way to manage software development, SAFe®️ is an enterprise-level establishment method.
Scrum sounds simple in concepts but is hard to execute from the core.
Scrum is an iterative method of product development that breaks down a project into small segments, which are then completed by small cross-functional teams within a defined period of time. It focuses on a regular rhythm of delivery and relies on cross-functional teams, some specific supporting roles and a set of ceremonies to complete the delivery of the project.
To plan, organize, administer, and optimize a process, Scrum heavily depends on three roles:
- Product Owner: He is responsible to plan, organize, and make communicating with the company.
- Scrum Master: It is the responsibility of a Scrum Master to look after the job during the sprints.
- Scrum Team: The main objective of the Scrum Team is the execution of the prescribed job for each sprint.
It stands for ‘Scalable Agile Framework’. It is an approach that consumes the whole enterprise and not just a team. SAFe®️ scales Scrum to make it work for bigger enterprises and has bigger teams working on the same product than what Scrum recommends. SAFe®️ has described three levels in an organisation, viz Portfolio, Program, and Team. This structure is widely accepted in large organizations as it has a tiered approach for delivery of its work. Unlike Scrum, it focuses on retrospect and releases planning as well, so that improvements can be made.
The three important parts of SAFe® are:
- Lean Product Development
- Agile Software Development
- System Thinking
To summarize, Agile is a mindset, a way of working; Scrum is a framework based on Agile values and principles, while SAFe®️ is a scaling framework that implements Scrum at an enterprise level.
The major difference between Scrum and SAFe®️ agile methods lie in the way they take into practice. SAFe®️ has been developed in such a manner that it fills the gap that Scrum had left behind. SAFe®️ focuses on release planning and retrospect for improvement, which Scrum lacks.
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